Guidance

Travel Aware Teachers' Pack

Travel Aware educational resource for teachers to encourage safe and healthy travelling in young people. Designed for Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) lessons for Key Stages 4 and 5 students

Travel Aware

Overview

The Travel Aware Teachers’ Pack is an educational resource to help teachers of Key Stages 4 and 5 students at PSHE lessons. The purpose of the pack is to encourage a love of travel in young people and to remind them of the adventure and opportunity to be found in the world - but also make them aware of the potential risks associated with foreign travel and how best to manage them.

The aim of the pack is to instil good travelling habits in young people before their first trip independent of parents or guardians. Young people are statistically more likely to take unnecessary risks while abroad. They are more likely to travel without insurance or lose their passports and may not have considered health and wellbeing implications. This pack addresses some of these concerns and will help students plan for a safer and healthier trip abroad.

The teachers’ pack consists of:

  • four short films
  • a workshop plan with baseline activities
  • additional resources including scenario cards, travel aware infographic and confidence checker

The materials in this pack should be used as part of your school or college’s planned approach to teaching PSHE Education (Personal Social Health and Economic Education) and is flexible enough to be used as part of a set of class-based lessons, as part of a theme or careers day or through General Studies.

PSHE Education works best when it is taught as part of a planned programme suited to the needs of the students in your school and college. Students will need time to explore knowledge, skills and understanding pertaining to each of the PSHE Association’s core themes of the suggested programme of study for KS4.

The resource, when used as a whole covers the following statements from the PSHE Association’s scheme of work either fully or partially.

Learning objectives and outcomes

To support young people in researching and safeguarding their own travel plans while encouraging independence and a love of travel.

By the end of the workshop students:

  • will be able to identify and evaluate some of the risks and rewards of independent travel.
  • can demonstrate how to minimise risk when travelling by carefully planning before the trip
  • can explain which key documents they will need when travelling and how to access these.
  • will have evaluated strategies and skills around safe and unsafe risk while abroad
  • can identify some sources of information and support when travelling independently.

Workshop plan

Travel Aware Teachers' Pack: workshop pack

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The workshop plan explains how to use the teachers’ pack. The pack has been designed to be used as part of a school or college’s planned approach to teaching PSHE Education and is flexible enough to be used in part or as a set. The important messages and learning goals are introduced using a set of engaging and stimulus materials through a 60-minute workshop.

Film clips

The film clips should be shown to students as part of the workshop plan.

Film 1 [1:30]

Travel Aware Teachers’ Pack film 1

Film 2 [3:06]

Travel Aware Teachers’ Pack film 2

Film 3 [1:48]

Travel Aware Teachers’ Pack film 3

Film 4 [1:28]

Travel Aware Teachers’ Pack film 4

Travel Aware scenario cards

Travel Aware Teachers' Pack: scenario cards

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Messaging introduced during the films and discussion elements of the workshop are reinforced using group activities throughout the workshop. At activity three of the workshop the students are asked to consider various travel scenarios and are tasked to use what they have learned about safe travel to discuss the issues further.

Facts to know

Travel Aware Teachers' Pack: facts to know

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Confidence checker

Travel Aware Teachers' Pack: confidence checker

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The final part of the workshop encourages students to reflect back over the workshop and rate their confidence in various areas by using the confidence checked

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Published 7 November 2016